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Susannah Burgess
Designated Safeguarding Lead 


Suzanne Prescott
Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Safeguarding Children is Everybody's Responsibility

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm.  It relates to aspects of school life including:

  • pupils’ health and safety

  • the use of reasonable force

  • meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions

  • providing first aid

  • educational visits

  • intimate care

  • internet or e-safety

  • appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context

At St Peter’s we have two designated Safeguarding Leads and one deputy DSL who all have up to date, recent training for the role.

We also regard well-being as high priority for our children and families and employ a Family Well-Being Co-ordinator, Mrs Blokland to offer support, intervention and information.

Are you concerned that a child is being abused or neglected?

If you are concerned about a child and you feel they are being abused, neglected or at risk of abuse/neglect, then you should consider making a safeguarding child referral.

Contact Blackburn with Darwen Children's Advice and Duty Service (CADS) for confidential advice and consultation. Monday to Friday 08.45-17.00 please call: 

01254 666400

If you are calling outside these hours please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01254 587547.


Prevent Strategy

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists, supporting terrorism, fundamentalism or extremist behaviours. It:-

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views

  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support

  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health).

At St Peter’s our DSLs are responsible for any concerns relating to Prevent.

Internet and Online Safety

Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe at St Peter’s CE Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Internet and online safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

By working with parents, we aim to keep children as safe as possible in a world where technology is all around us. We need to ensure the online safety message is consistent between school and home. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online and that they feel confident to report inappropriate content and behaviours.

Our online safety page offers support and advice:

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